Note: These are more notes then anything else. If you have questions, ask me.
Thanks again to Mark Kochte for his great B5 rules, and for the ideas that led to this set. (As well as telling me the difference between a pulse weapon and a beam weapon. (8-) )
Modifications to FT for Babylon 5 - Jerry Han (With ideas from Mark Kochte) PDAF can intercept incoming fire - one interceptor gives one level of shielding. ADAFs cannot intercept. PDAFs are arced, pay cost per PDAF to cover an ARC i.e. three - arc PDAF would cost 9 pts. Use HBW/Energy Mines from Mark's Rules. Weapons can fire to the rear arc. However, it costs more to have a weapon fire to the rear Arc (1.5xcost of the cost to cover an arc.) Only PDAFs and C-bats can be construed to have 360 fire arcs - all other weapons can only have 270. Jump Points - movement phase turn x, point opens. Movement phase turn x+1, whatever comes in/ goes out. 6" "avoidance" range. On the turn that jump engines go on-line, a ship cannot fire. On the turn that the ship enters/exits the point, the ship can only use up to half its thrust, and cannot fire. Boarding: In order for a boarding attempt to occur, the two ships must have matched course and speed, and be within two inches of each other (for large models, bases touching.) A ship gets one boarding factor for every two damage points it has remaining. For each mass given over to troop quarters, there is another two boarding factors. (See Boarding Pod for an example.) (This is for military ships. For civilian, each mass gives you six boarding factors.) During a boarding action, attacker and defender roll off. Defender gets to add one for every die he has (to reflect advantages of defensive systems, cover, intimate knowledge of the ship, whatever.) Ties are matched off. Every pair remaining results in the loss of one factor to one side or the other. Every turn, keep rolling until one side is eliminated or surrenders i.e. combat is spread out over several turns. Example: 3 dice on 2 dice. Defender gets plus one. First turn: 6,1,1 | 3(4),2(3) Attacker loses one, Defender loses one Second turn: 4,1 | 3(4) Nobody loses anything Third turn: 1,2 | 3(4) Attacker loses one etc. --------------------- Level one technology: No screens Weapons Available: Batteries, ADAFs, PDAFs, HBWs Narn: Energy Mines Missiles Fighters --------------------- Level two technology: New Weapons (Wave Gun) Plus one die for beam batteries, ADAFs, and PDAFs Screens Available - Screens reduce by their level damage from HBWs, and reduce by their level times six damage from the Mimbari Wave Gun Better control of jump points - 2" "avoidance" range.